About Taosheng Chen

Dr. Taosheng Chen received his BS and MS degrees from Fudan University in Shanghai and his PhD from the University of Vermont guided by Janet Kurjan. He completed his post-doctoral training under Michael Weber at the University of Virginia. Having spent time in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Chen brings his expertise in drug discovery and development to St. Jude where he serves as Director of the High Throughput Bioscience Center. Dr. Chen has built a lab of chemists and biologists in order to answer questions about drug toxicity, drug resistance, and human disease.

Science Team

Meet the Team

Efren Garcia-Maldonado, PhD
  • Efren Garcia-Maldonado, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Andrew Huber, PhD
  • Andrew Huber, PhD
  • Scientist
Younghwan Jung
  • Younghwan Jung
  • Sr Researcher
Stanley Nithianantham, PhD
  • Stanley Nithianantham, PhD
  • Scientist
Jing Pei, PhD
  • Jing Pei, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Shyaron Poudel
  • Shyaron Poudel
  • Senior Researcher
Fabio Stossi, PhD
  • Fabio Stossi, PhD
  • Senior Scientist
Jingheng Wang, PhD
  • Jingheng Wang, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Jing Wu, MD
  • Jing Wu, MD
  • Senior Scientist
Yifan Zhang, PhD
  • Yifan Zhang, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate

Lab Alumni

Kavya Annu, PhD

  • Role: Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Tenure: 11/2020-09/2021
  • Post-lab experience: Scientist I, BioMarin Pharmaceuticals Inc.
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Jesse Bakke, PhD

  • Role: Postdoctoral Associate
  • Tenure: 08/2014 – 03/2018
  • Post-lab experience: Assistant Professor, Central Michigan University College of Medicine
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Monimoy Banerjee, PhD

  • Role: Postdoctoral Associate
  • Tenure: 08/2011 – 04/2015
  • Post-lab experience: Principal Scientist 2, Charles River Laboratories
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Nicholas J. Barrows

  • Role: HTS Specialist
  • Tenure: 7/2017 to 12/2020
  • Post-lab experience: Expert Scientist, GSK
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Jordan Beard, PhD

  • Role: Graduate Student
  • Tenure: 04/2010 – 03/2016
  • Post-lab experience: Postdoctoral Associate, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
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David Bouck, PhD

  • Role: Postdoctoral Associate
  • Tenure: 06/2007 – 10/2009
  • Post-lab experience: Head of HTS Operations, Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc.
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Cameron Buchman, PhD

  • Role: Postdoctoral Associate
  • Tenure: 06/2017 – 11/2021
  • Post-lab experience: Staff Scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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Monicah Bwayi, PhD

  • Role: Postdoctoral Associate
  • Tenure: 02/2017 – 12/2021
  • Post-lab experience: Sr Scientist, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
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Jude Chenge, PhD

  • Role: Postdoctoral Associate
  • Tenure: 10/2017 – 09/2019
  • Post-lab experience: Principal Consultant with Medical Device Companies
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Milu Cherian, PhD

  • Role: Postdoctoral Associate
  • Tenure: 09/2012 – 10/2017
  • Post-lab experience: Senior Analyst, Oncology, Putnam
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Meritxell B. Cutrona, PhD

  • Role: Scientist
  • Tenure: 01/2020-06/2022
  • Post-lab experience: Head - Disease modeling and screening platform, Luxembourg Institute of Health
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Hanqing Dong, PhD

  • Role: Postdoctoral Associate
  • Tenure: 02/2008 – 09/2009
  • Post-lab experience: Research Fellow, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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Ayesha Elias, PhD

  • Role: Postdoctoral Associate
  • Tenure: 02/2010 – 05/2015
  • Post-lab experience: Manager, Global Medical Information, Eli Lilly and Company
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Alexa (Tenga) Farmer, PhD

  • Role: Graduate Student
  • Tenure: 05/2012 – 07/2016
  • Post-lab experience: Postdoctoral Associate, University of Arizona
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Asli Goktug, MS

  • Role: Senior HTS Automation Technologist
  • Tenure: 05/2010 – 05/2016
  • Post-lab experience: Sr. Automation Engineer II, AbbVie
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Wenwei Lin, PhD

  • Role: Postdoctoral Associate
  • Tenure: 11/2006 – 01/2008
  • Post-lab experience: Lead Scientist, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
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Lingling Liu, PhD

  • Role: Postdoctoral Associate
  • Tenure: 03/2008 – 08/2012
  • Post-lab experience: Research Scientist, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
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Su Sien Ong, PhD

  • Role: Postdoctoral Associate
  • Tenure: 02/2010 – 01/2013
  • Post-lab experience: Principal Scientist, EMD Serono, Inc.
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Satyanarayana Pondugula, PhD

  • Role: Postdoctoral Associate
  • Tenure: 11/2006 – 06/2010
  • Post-lab experience: Associate Professor, Auburn University
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Delira Robbins, PhD

  • Role: Postdoctoral Associate
  • Tenure: 06/2012 – 03/2016
  • Post-lab experience: Preclinical Project Manager - Neurobiology & Brain Tumor Program, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
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Yue-Ming Wang, PhD

  • Role: Postdoctoral Associate
  • Tenure: 10/2010 – 05/2013
  • Post-lab experience: Principal Scientist, Pfizer Inc.
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William (Charlie) Wright, PhD

  • Role: Graduate Student
  • Tenure: 01/2017 – 06/2020
  • Post-lab experience: Bioinformatics Research Scientist, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
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Fu-Yue Zeng, PhD

  • Role: Principal HTS Scientist
  • Tenure: 01/2007 – 07/2009
  • Post-lab experience: Associate Director, HTS & Compound Management, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
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